"The Valiant 40 is a fast, offshore yacht. Her clean efficient Bob Perry Design gives her remarkable ability to point high while footing fast and makes her safe, comfortable and exhilarating. She has a stable, easily driven hull-powered by a close-winded, versatile rig."
The fin keel and skeg rudder combination on this boat are well proven. The stowage is more than any other 40- footer around in an offshore hull -shape. This is one of the boats that came out after the blister/resin issues that plagued earlier models. Sail Magazine selected the Valiant 40 as an "Offshore Cruiser of the Decade."